Despite being played without the fans’ buzz and home-game advantage, the NBA Playoffs treated fans to a spectacular show. The games were played in the Orlando bubble as fans followed the action placing online bets on their favorite teams. The matches had dominating clean-sweeps and buzzer-beaters that won games. So, what were the five most memorable moments from the playoffs?
5. Luka Doncic’s Deep 3
NBA fans have been treated to many great matches that they might easily forget about this game. During game 4 of the first-round series in which Dallas Mavericks were up against the LA Clippers, Luka Doncic launched a 3 at the buzzer over Reggie Jackson in a move that sealed the game in overtime.
Even though it was just the first round, this buzzer-beater prevented the Mavericks from going down 3-1 against the LA Clippers. Doncic left a mark in his first playoff appearance, and fans and punters on Betway88 should watch out as he might be a dominant figure in the future.
4. Nikola Jokic’s Magic in Game 6 against LA Clippers
The Denver Nuggets pulled off the biggest disappointment of the NBA playoffs of 2020. They managed to knock the mighty LA Clippers out in the Western Conference semis. Despite going behind 3-1, the Nuggets made a comeback to win in Game 7 outstandingly. This was a move that must have caught punters on Betway88 unawares.
Even though it was not a solo move, Nikola’s run towards the end of the fourth quarter turned out to be a critical moment of the game. He scored 11 points for his team within few minutes to turn the results around. He shot 3 on 3 from downtown.
3. Anthony Davis’ Buzzer-Beater against the Nuggets
Anthony Davis was featured in his first Western Conference finals. However, in Game 2 against the Denver Nuggets, he confirmed to the world why he is among the best players in the league. The LA Lakers were trailing by one point with 2.1 seconds remaining before the match was concluded.
Davis made perhaps the biggest shot of his career when he swished a 3 over Nikola Jovic. That shot game the LA Lakers a 2-0 lead, which set the tone for the rest of the series.
2. OG Anunoby’s Buzzer-Beater against Boston Celtics
Defending champions Toronto Raptors were having a difficult time against the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference’s Semis Game 3. With 0.5 seconds remaining, the Raptors were trailing by two points and were about to go down 0-3 against the Celtics.
At that moment, OG Anunoby hit a miraculous 3 off Kyle Lowry’s pass. That move sealed the game for the Toronto Raptors. From there, the Raptors went on to win the next game and took the series to seven games.
1. Lebron James’ 4th – Quarter Takeover against Denver Nuggets
After missing out on the 2019 playoffs for the first time since 2005, many had written off King James as “too old”. However, the 35-year-old was on a mission to prove his critics wrong. The Denver Nuggets had earned themselves a name in the 2020 NBA playoffs after overcoming a 3-1 deficit twice.
They also looked set to pull another one against the LA Lakers. However, King James took over the fourth quarter and sealed the game. He scored 12 of his 38 points in that game at a critical moment. His teammates stood still and watched as the King tore their opponents apart.